Arsen Ostrovsky
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Arsen Ostrovsky is an international human rights lawyer and freelance journalist.

Previously a Research Fellow at the Hudson Institute and an Associate Editor at, Arsen's research is focused primarily on international law and human rights, the Arab-Israeli conflict, United Nations and Middle East foreign policy.

Arsen has been published in numerous leading news publications and on-line sites around the world and is a regular contributor at Huffington Post.

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Israeli Parliament to Hold Historic Meet at Auschwitz

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 5:37 PM

On January 27, 2014, the largest-ever delegation of Knesset (Israeli Parliament) members will convene overseas -- on the grounds of Auschwitz-Birkenau, together with Holocaust survivors, for a historic gathering on combating anti-Semitism.

The symbolism could not be any more striking -- mere metres away from the gas chambers where...

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NBA's Stoudemire in Israel for Maccabiah Games with Canadian Basketball Team

(1) Comments | Posted July 19, 2013 | 5:43 PM

NBA's Amar'e Stoudemire in Israel for Maccabiah Games with Canadian Basketball Team

Six-time NBA All-Star and NY Knicks player Amar'e Stoudemire is currently in Israel, where he is the assistant coach for the Canadian basketball team playing in the Maccabiah Games.

The Maccabiah Games, also known as the...

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"Israel: Small in Size, Large in Culture"

(2) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 5:21 PM

"I'm a friend of the people and I love the country." That's the reason Zubin Mehta, maestro extraordinaire, gives for coming back to Israel each year since 1961 to conduct the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), including as its Musical Director for Life since 1981.

Mehta was in Israel...

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My Country is Under Attack. Do You Care?

(621) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 4:44 PM

I'm angry.

You see, as most Americans were waking up this morning, and those in Europe and elsewhere around the world were going about their daily routines, here in Israel -- over one million people were running for cover from a hail of rockets being rained down by Palestinian terrorists...

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How Iran Was Duped by the Onion

(4) Comments | Posted September 28, 2012 | 1:43 PM

You just can't make this up. Well, the satirical website "The Onion" did and the Iranian regime just fell hook, line and sinker for it!

Earlier today, Fars News Agency, the regime's media propaganda machine, ran a front page story, claiming that according to a recent Gallup Poll...

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A Bastion for Human Rights? The UN Nominates Syria...Seriously

(36) Comments | Posted July 5, 2012 | 3:42 PM

In what can only be described as an act straight from the "theatre of the absurd", comes news that Syria is running for a seat on the UN Human Rights Council. Only thing, this is no fiction!

According to UN Watch, an independent human rights group based in...

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The Olympics Can't Spare a Minute for Munich Massacre

(3) Comments | Posted May 24, 2012 | 4:05 PM

Just one minute! That's all Israel is asking for. Just one minute of silence at the London Olympics to commemorate the 11 members of the Israeli team murdered by terrorists at the '72 Munich Olympics. But this simple request has been rejected by the International Olympics Committee (IOC)....

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Victory: ICC Rules that Palestine is Still Not a State

(37) Comments | Posted April 3, 2012 | 4:13 PM

In a massive defeat for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' campaign to delegitimize Israel, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has ruled that Palestine is not a "state" and it therefore does not have jurisdiction to investigate alleged "war crimes" committed by Israel in the "territory of Palestine since 1...

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The Jihadist March on Jerusalem

(34) Comments | Posted March 30, 2012 | 7:06 AM

When it comes to publicity stunts designed to demonize Israel and attack the legitimacy of the Jewish state, the Palestinians are the undisputed media manipulators par excellence. Today's "Global March to Jerusalem" (GMJ) is a prime example.

Just like the 2010 Gaza terror flotilla and the 2011 Nakba...

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Guess Which Terrorist the UN is Giving Centre Stage?

(9) Comments | Posted March 19, 2012 | 7:56 AM

It looks like April Fool's Day has come early in Geneva, with news that Ismail al-Ashqar, a senior Hamas official, will address the UN Human Rights Council today. Only thing, this is no joke!

The UN Human Rights Council, which only a few days ago unanimously adopted...

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Why Don't the Israel Haters Boycott Syria?

(132) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 1:28 PM

This week begins an annual part of the global campaign to delegitimize and vilify the Jewish state, as anti-Israel activists and student groups on campuses around the world, including United States and Canada, mark the eighth annual Israel Apartheid Week [IAW].

According to organisers of the IAW, the

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